Art And Culture

Zalez Studio Z Dimension Fall 2013 Collection Los Angeles Fashion Week

Los Angeles fashion designers Joab Zalez and Rafael Mercado introduced their Fall 2013 collection during Los Angeles Fashion week. At a downtown Los Angeles warehouse space, the audience witnessed a trip into the future. Zalez fashion pieces will transmit you into a different dimension far, far away. Zalez states that “from the runway to the street to your closet we believe in our pieces as being a work of art and we strive to bring our art to our beautiful galaxy.


Com Truise and XXYYXX TICKET GIVEAWAY!!! Wanna win tickets to the sold out Check Yo Pony Tail 2 show with Com Truise and XXYYXX show tomorrow 2⁄26 at the Echoplex from Swell City Guide?   Follow these steps for your chance to win 1) go to Swell City Guide on facebook at: and like Swell City Guide on Facebook 2) tell us what the names Com Truise and XXYYXX means to you?

Tomahawk and Retox live at the Mayan Theater, Los Angeles

I was in for a very special treat last week on Tuesday, February 19th to see rock supergroup Tomahawk reunite for the first time in 10 years. They played live at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate a new era free from the apocalypse. The show’s opening band was Southern California’s own Retox who went on tour with Tomahawk throughout the west coast. Both Retox and Tomahawk are on the same label called Ipecac Recordings, which is managed by former label manager of Alternative Tentacles Greg Werckman and Mike Patton the singer of Tomahawk, Fantomas, and formerly of Faith No More.

Todd James & Alexis Ross presented by Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore

November 13, 2012- New York, New York Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore presentedBeyond Elegance, sponsored by VistaJet, Bombardier and RVCA Artist Network Program. The exhibition will run through November 30, 2012. Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore were pleased to present Beyond Elegance, an exhibition of multimedia works by Todd James and Alexis Ross. The exhibition opened at 560 Washington Street, New York City and runs until November 30th. It is presented in collaboration with VistaJet, Bombardier and RVCA Artist Network Program.

Lauba House presents Kristian Kozul

  16 October–30 November 2012   Lauba House Baruna Filipovi?a 23a Zagreb, Croatia Hours: Mon–Fri and Sun 3–11pm Sat 11–11pm T +38516 302 115   Lauba House is proud to present a new series of work from one of Croatia’s most promising contemporary artists, Kristian Kožul. Rumor, oral tradition and contemporary mythology are the narrative starting point of the fragmented and oversaturated staging of Kristian Kožul.

"FLYAWAY HOME" by Sarah Elgart

  A PERFORMANCE SERIES (LAX BUS TERMINAL) OCT. 13, 8:00PM and October 14, 7:00PM Choreographer and Director Sarah Elgart presents an encore of her 2011 performance, FLYAWAY HOME, a reflective, ambient and movement-based performance work that travels through and responds to the scale and the architecture of the Van Nuys Flyaway bus terminal, while exploring themes of flight,light, and gravity, and the idea that you take your home with you.

Achraf Amiri

When the work of Brussels native/London based illustrator Achraf Amiri caught my eye, I quickly became enthralled with his hauntingly sexy yet quirky detailed drawings. I had to know more about this artist who managed to bring these whimsical characters’ personalities to life: 1. When did you realize that you had artistic ability? Well, probably since around the age of five. I noticed that I was the only child in my class that could draw a Dragon Ball personified perfectly.

Russian Circles and Chelsea Wolfe at the El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles

The Sargent House Records show with Deafheaven, And So I Watch You From Afar, Chelsea Wolfe, and headliners Russian Circles was an amazing mix of eclectic music and an awesome show. All the bands were great and Sargent House really knows how to organize an outstanding show. The first band Deafheaven are actually one of my new favorite bands. They are from San Francisco and toured with Russian Circles throughout the US.

Mona Wind - Life Integrity Akashic Readings

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Mona Wind and receiving one of her acclaimed Akashic Readings. Mona, who exhibited a deep sense of soul knowledge from a young age, is a gifted Life Coach, Reiki Master, Hypnotist, and Akashic Reader. An Akashic reading is quite different from a traditional psychic reading and although Edward Cayce popularized the term, it’s one that has existed for years in many spiritual traditions.